Dear Sir/Madam,

 This Trade Treaty is a disaster and must be stopped! It must be stopped because of all of the negative impacts on OUR environment and every other aspect of OUR Canadian way of life.

In your "Initial Assessment" of this Treaty you say three things which are highly distressing. Myself and many others are wondering if you had your glasses on when reading this Treaty? They are: 

Posted on October 15, 2012

This looming monster called the World Trade Organization ... Is it really malevolent?

by Mary Boardman

Monster: "... an imaginary entity compounded of incongruous elements; an inhumanly wicked person ..."

Posted on October 14, 2012

Corporations want to divert Canada's rivers south to irrigate a few years of profits.

by Don Malcolm

By 2025 the earth's population will have increased by an additional two billion people. What we do in the next twenty-five years will determine whether we are moving toward civilization or chaos. The first three decades of the 21st century will bring change difficult to imagine by many from to-day's perspective.

Posted on October 10, 2012

The future and forms of energy continue to change.

by Don Malcolm

Scattered throughout the watersheds in the eastern part of Canada and the United States are countless ancient mill sites. Their locations are marked by the presence of old dams on many of the creeks and rivers. Water backed up from the dam became a millpond from which it was channelled through a millrace to turn a large wooden mill wheel.

Posted on October 09, 2012

There is enough water for everyone, and now a solution to fair distribution.

by Robert Blakeney

Robert Blakeney is a BC water and sanitation Engineer who has participated in relief missions with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in South Sudan and East Timor

Water, the "source of life," has shaped the world's ecosystem, established our political boundaries, and has resulted in the rise and fall of civilizations.

Posted on September 26, 2012

by Martin Fournier

G8: Group of Eight Industrialized Countries --
United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Japan, and Canada

G6B: Global Six Billion -- the people in the rest of the world

Were the recent G8 protests in Calgary effective in affecting positive change? Is summit hopping, the practice of activists travelling to globalization summits in large numbers, a now defunct strategy? Where is the anti-globalization movement going? Does the movement have a unified vision to keep its momentum? These are difficult questions for activists to answer in these times of repression.

Posted on September 25, 2012

The global water crisis is the greatest ecologi­cal and human threat humanity has ever faced.…By 2030, global demand for water will exceed supply by 40% – an astounding figure foretelling of terrible suffering.

Excerpts from a speech by Maude Barlow to the Environmental Grantmakers Association

Posted on August 17, 2012

by Kenny Ausubel

Excerpt from the opening speech of the 16th annual Bioneers Conference, which took place in October in Rafael, Calif. and 16 locations across the continent including Vancouver, BC.

A friend of mine in Texas had a hobby of doing grave rubbings. She favored old, out-of-the-way cemeteries, the final resting places of the notably not rich and famous. She would place a large piece of thin paper over the tombstone and rub it with charcoal to take an impression. My favorite was one that was

Posted on August 16, 2012

by Don Malcolm

Money recognizes neither geographical nor political borders. It controls the fate and daily activities of populations throughout the world. While heaping riches on someone in Hong Kong or Rio de Janeiro, it may, at the same time, be destroying the fortune of someone in Halifax or Melbourne. Money is insensate

Posted on July 14, 2012

Forbidden fruits; the more we demand, the less we get.

by Gordon Albright

From the dawn of the human race, our greatest challenge has been to keep our higher intelligence from doing us more harm than good. Our growing cleverness opened up all kinds of tempting new op­portunities. Unfortunately, most of them turned out to be “forbidden fruits,” which seemed wonderful at first, but ended up costing us far more than they were worth. Like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, when we tried to make our lives easier and better, we usually brought disaster on ourselves.


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